How can archival experimentation help us contend with, question and interrogate the narrative the nation tells us about itself through the work of Black artists and artists of colour in Britain?
Creating Interference and CREAM, University of Westminster invite you to three events constituting the first of a two-part series that will continue in October 2021.
These online gatherings aim to address the impasse we are currently facing by applying non-linear, collective and fragmentary methodologies to the work of Black artists and artists of colour situated in Britain and the diaspora. They will address critical questions relating to intertwined histories of empire, memory, forgetting, radical collecting practices and the process of unsettling national archives.
- Monday 7 June (6pm-8pm) Keynote speaker Françoise Vergès will talk to us about activist approaches to knowledge work, a decolonial feminism and archives and anti-racist strategies urgent needed for our future.
- Tuesday 8 June (2pm-4pm) In conversation session with Sepake Angiama and Rose Nordin who will critically engage with artistic practices that challenge national institutional frames and introduce DIY cultures.
- Tuesday 8 June (6pm-8pm) Roshini Kempadoo will chair a conversation with Annie Jael Kwan (Asia Art Activism), Bisan Abu Eisheh amongst others to discuss how artists/ activists with relationships to the global South speak back to and/ or evade national formations?